Published: March 22 2023
Summary: The Hungarian government has asked local authorities if they are willing to cede control of their specialist outpatient clinics to the state. In a letter sent to municipalities, which has no binding force, the country's hospitals directorate said it was asking local governments whether they had discussed the possibility of transferring their outpatient capacities, which are financed by the social security system, to the state. The government offered a similar opportunity in 2013 but few of Hungary's municipalities took up the offer.
- The Hungarian government has contacted local authorities enquiring if they would agree to transfer control of specialist outpatient clinics to the state
- The request has no binding force and is only a subtle probe into the idea
- The letter asks whether local governments have discussed the possibility of transferring outpatient capacities to state control
- The government made a similar pitch in 2013, but few municipalities took up the offer
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